Karela/Bitter Gourd Recipe

Ingredients 250 gm karela/ bitter gourd Salt Mustard oil 1/4 tsp methi seeds 3 medium onions Steps Slice karela and add 1/2 tsp salt to it and mix Keep it aside for 30 mins After 30 mins, squeeze out the water from the karela, keep it in a separate plate, wash it twice and again…

Fara Recipe

Ingredients-1 cup chana dal4 chopped GarlicCumin seedsPinch of turmeric powder1/3 tsp Red chilli powderChopped green chillies (as per taste)Coriander leavesSalt1 cup rice flour1/2 cup lukewarm water For stuffing Soak chana dal for 4-5 hours. Drain water Grind this with garlic Put this in a bowl and add salt, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder,…

Rava Appe Recipe

Cooking Time: 20 mins ⏰ Ingredients 1 cup sooji 1/4 cup curd 1 pinch baking soda Salt 1 medium finely chopped carrot 🥕 4-5 finely chopped beans Oil Steps: Take sooji in a bowl and add curd Add some water to prepare a smooth mixture. Ensure that the mixture is of thick consistency only Leave…

Masala Kathal Recipe

Ingredients500 gm kathal Mustard oil Tez patta 3 onions 7-8 cloves of garlic 1 inch ginger Pinch of Turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 2 tsp Dhaniya powder 1 tsp Garam Masala Salt Steps: 1. Chop kathal and fry it in mustard oil. Add salt during frying and shallow fry till it becomes golden…

Bhindi Bharwa Recipe

Ingredients 10 Bhindi 1/5 tsp Dhaniya powder 1/5 tsp Sauff 1/5 tsp Jeera 1/5 tsp Kalonji 1/5 tsp Methi Seeds Salt Amchur Powder Red chilli powder Steps Dry roast sauff, jeera, kalonji, dhaniya and methi. Grind them in a mixie so that fine powder is obtained Add chopped onion and chopped garlic to oil. Saute…

Noodles in Black Pepper Sauce Recipe

We have thoroughly enjoyed our meats and sometimes our vegetables in the oozing hot black pepper sauce. That invisible hot air guzzling from your ears and nose clearly depicts the beauty of black pepper sauce. Ever thought of having noodles in them?Statutory warning: You need plenty of time, patience and a certain level of tolerance…

Masala Aloo Gobhi Recipe

A different style to cook aloo gobhi and this remains our favourite!Ingredients4 medium sized Potatoes250 gm CauliflowerOnion ginger garlic pasteSaltPinch of Turmeric powderRed chilli powder1 tsp dhaniya powder2 tomatoes1/2 tsp Garam masala Steps In a pan add oil and stir fry potatoes and cauliflower till they become golden brown. Add a little bit of salt…

Easy Chicken Biryani

Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes ⏰Ingredients500 gm chickenTez Patta2 chopped onionsGinger garlic pasteSaltPinch of Turmeric powderRed chilli powder1 tsp Dhaniya powder1 tsp Garam masalaRiceBlack pepper, green cardamom, star anise, cinnamon stick1/2 cup MilkLemon juice Steps In a pan add oil and tez Patta. Add chopped onions. Sauté till they become golden brown Add ginger garlic paste….

EASY LITTI CHOKHA RECIPE

Cooking Time: 1 hourIngredientsFor littiChane ka sattuChopped green chilliesChopped onionGingerGarlicAjwainKalonji (onion seeds)SaltJeeraMustard oilMirchi ka achaar For chokhaRoasted BrinjalRoasted tomatoBoiled potatoesChopped green chilliesGarlicSaltMustard oil Steps Mix all the ingredients for litti together Knead the dough using whole wheat flour. Add only a little bit of oil Roll into thin circles and stuff it with the sattu…

Palak Patta Chaat Recipe

Cooking Time: 30 minutes IngredientsBesanSaltRed chilli powderTurmeric powderPalak Patta (Spinach leaves)PomegranateCurdSevChopped green chilliesFor Imli chutneyImli pasteGingerJeeraSugarRed chilli powder Steps Take besan in a bowl and add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix well and add water. Dip spinach leaves in this mixture and fry them For Imli chutney In a pan add oil…

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Cooking Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 200 gm Sabudana50 gm Peanuts3-4 Chopped Green chillies1 PotatoJeera (Cumin Seeds)Ghee/ OilSalt Steps Soak sabudana in water for 3 hours. Do not add excess water, make sure that water is at the level of sabudana. In a pan add ghee, jeera and chopped green chillies. Add one chopped potato and…

Egg Curry Recipe

Cooking time: 30 minutesIngredients4 eggs2 medium Onions(0.5 for tadka, 1.5 for paste)4 cloves of GarlicGingerSaltRed chilli powderPinch of haldi1/2 tsp garam masala1 tsp Coriander powder (dhaniya powder)Coriander leaves Steps: Boil eggs, peal off the shell and fry it. In a pan add mustard oil and 1/2 chopped medium onion. Saute till it becomes golden brown…

Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are a delicious breakfast item. Here we have tried to make them healthy and we have also given it a twist by adding some cocoa powder to the mixture! Follow the steps and enjoy the goodness of it with some honey, nutella or icecream! Ingredients2 cup whole wheat flour1 cup milk1 egg2 tablespoon sugar2…

Travel nostalgia – Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The arch and dome architecture was introduced by the Arabs in India around the time of Delhi Sultanate. Through centuries, this style has been seamlessly adapted and adopted by the many royal families of India. Case in point being this arched courtyard at the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur.Do not forget to zoom in and have a…

Travel nostalgia – Kareri Lake trek

My first snow trek happened in 2019 at the Kareri village trek. The maximum temperature was 5 degrees when we began the trek at the Kareri village. And the clouds in this picture don’t do justice to the wet atmosphere there – continuous downpour and the snowstorm

Aloo Parval

Ingredients 250 gm parval 2 medium potatoes 1/4 tsp methi seeds 3 chopped green chillies Salt Mustard oil Steps Slice parval and potatoes In a pan add mustard oil and heat it Add methi seeds and wait for them to pop Add chopped green chillies Now add sliced parval and potato Now cover the pan…

Potter mania

How fearlessly I’m standing near this statue of vibrant and vividly coloured lion! Now imagine if someone were to “transfigure” this statue into a live one!I just cannot get out of Potter world you see.

Travel nostalgia – Mawphlang sacred grove, Meghalaya, India

Pre-covid times:Finding beauty in unlikely placesSeeking peace in unknown lands In covid times:Finding beauty in the warmth of the bedSeeking peace in the storytelling of books and motion picturesAnd then frantically searching for the related memes on social media

Biodiversity Day special

Happy Biodiversity Day!The more bio-diverse eco systems we have, the more benefits we get for our environment. Each and every systems has a specific role to play and a rich biodiversity ensures protection against pollution, water retention, natural disasters and climate change. More plants – more animals and hence a stable food chain as well.